A Broward prosecutor's husband was pushing pills while his wife was busy putting criminals like him away, according to police.
Anthony Mercer, husband of prosecutor Elizabeth Scherer-Mercer, was busted a week ago in a Fort Lauderdale warehouse with a bulk of drugs in his possession, including a pound of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine and 21 prescription pills.
According to the police report, Mercer, a contractor, told the police he was packaging the drugs to sell them and that he was "basically paying the rent" with his drug-dealing side project.
Mercer, 35, and Scherer-Mercer, 33, have been married for seven years and have a three-year-old daughter.
On May 22, the day after his arrest, Mercer bonded out of jail. His wife filed for divorce the same day. A spokesman for the Broward State Attorney's office told the Sun-Sentinel that the couple has been separated for three months.
Scherer-Mercer has worked in the State Attorney's office for eight years.
Mercer faces eight felony charges, including drug trafficking and possession, carrying a maximum of 30 years in prison.